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by spiderman
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood
Replies: 28
Views: 4134

Re: Greenland Paddles: Carbon Fibre vs Wood

Duckworks boat builders supply, (USA) sell excellent carbon fiber ferrules. I know of a dozen paddles made with them (two of them mine) and all have stood up to anything thrown at them.
by spiderman
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Cork - recommend me - -
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: West Cork - recommend me - -

Mike, I expect the Symposium to be well attended by local paddlers who will have the low down on the area, also there is a link on the I.S.K.A. website to the PDF version of Oileain, the area you want is around pg 99. If you can get your hands on a print version it is far superior with maps, picture...
by spiderman
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta
Replies: 17
Views: 1610

Re: Rhinoplasty on an Anas Acuta

I would go with kernowpetes suggestion, my ocean cockpit Anas is already nose heavy and a bit of a pain to solo carry without adding a bunch more weight at the worst poss spot, I had two identical mini sea kayaks for my kids except one had the filled nose repair you suggested, they always fought ove...
by spiderman
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch covers
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Hatch covers

I was lucky and a outfitter at a symposium here stocked them, I believe "System X" carry them and have outlets in Germany, (Google is your friend) They are a bit more expensive, but (I believe) they are worth it.
by spiderman
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hatch covers
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Hatch covers

I only use SeaLect Designs hatch covers on my Valley boats, got fed up with the originals rotting. Also if your rim is "recessed" in the deck it can be fiddly getting the Valley ones to seat properly, at least it is on my Anas anyway. Kajaksport used not to make covers for Valley rims, don't know if...
by spiderman
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reported rescue of kayak (with outboard and sails??)
Replies: 11
Views: 1752

Re: Reported rescue of kayak (with outboard and sails??)

I think it was probably Hendrik Lepel, http://www.the-flying-northman.com
Kinsale Ireland, to Rostock Germany, 2500km.
Best of luck man.
by spiderman
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Split Greenland paddle ferrules.
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Split Greenland paddle ferrules.

Gday, Just a heads up for those who like to make their own wooden split Greenland Paddles, the folks at "Duckworks b.b.s." are now supplying carbon fibre ferrules with an outside diameter of 38.6mm. as opposed to the more common 30.6mm o.d. This gives you a lot more strength at the join, also they l...
by spiderman
Tue May 27, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do you know of anyone circumnavigating Ireland 2014.
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: Do you know of anyone circumnavigating Ireland 2014.

John Bolton and partner are beginning on June 22, in aid of a hospice charity, they have a posting on the W.I.S.K.A. message board.
by spiderman
Sun May 11, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: leaking rear hatch
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: leaking rear hatch

Agree with Mike, or if buying a new one, id recommend "sealect designs", not cheap, but instantly sorts your snug fitting problem, and much easier to put on/take off with cold hands. Haven't had mine long enough to be certain, but i understand they dont break down over time like Valley ones can.
by spiderman
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sipre
Replies: 4
Views: 717

Re: Sipre

Gday,
Nice build quality, Wonderfully light, Roomy, (im 5ft 8in, 10stone, felt too big for me)
If you like rudders, great.
If you like skegs, tough.
by spiderman
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Adopt a codger
Replies: 13
Views: 1835

Re: Adopt a codger

Hi TG.
Very interested. What was the semi carbon Greenland?
13.75 kg sounds more like S.O.F. sort of weight.
by spiderman
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.

Cheers Ulrik, just what i needed to know, I am getting on a bit, and have a gammy leg, so lighter boats are becoming a lot more appealing. Curiously regarding your suggestions, my current stable includes an elderly Anas (heavy) and a Tahe Bayspirit (lighter) both of which i like very much for their ...
by spiderman
Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.

Well that was two years ago, surely by now somebody has bought/tried one?
They seem a good deal, but the silence seems a bit ominous!.
by spiderman
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: lidl ceiling bike storage
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Re: lidl ceiling bike storage

Been using similar Aldi ones for a while now. Replaced the iffy cord with 8mm rope, and fashioned strap slings. Mounted 2 pairs approx 6ft apart on my shed ceiling directly over where i park my car. Raises and lowers 2 boats straight onto/off the roofrack. The business.
by spiderman
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Thats enough
Replies: 15
Views: 1956

Re: Thats enough

Check out Seabird Designs outrigger/patong set, very reasonably priced, and I would imagine, do the job rightly.
by spiderman
Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Advice Polish 'Baltic' sea kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Advice Polish 'Baltic' sea kayak

Examined one last year and it seemed pretty poor quality and very lightly built, then again it was very cheap. Unless they have improved a lot I would not want to be out in one in anything other than benign conditions. They made another model called an "explorer", absolutely no relation to the real ...
by spiderman
Tue May 29, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Gentalmen beaware AVON SKIN SO SOFT!!
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Gentalmen beaware AVON SKIN SO SOFT!!

Brillant, i have just managed to climb back up into my seat after review no. 3.
I may have a permanent injury, but it was worth it, thank you.
by spiderman
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: And now for something completely different...
Replies: 43
Views: 7580

Re: And now for something completely different...

Check out the 'SS Richard Montgomery's' masts for a different kind of thrill ..... Writing this trip up for the SESK book, I pondered whether Sheerness might actually be improved by the Richard Montgomery's cargo detonating... http://www.kentonline.co.uk/times_guardian/news/2011/february/7/close_ey...
by spiderman
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roughstuff Nordkapp
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Roughstuff Nordkapp

Boat SOLD.
by spiderman
Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?
Replies: 9
Views: 2304

Re: A new Illorsuit kayak - an Anas Acuta for the 21st Century?

Hi Wenley,

Would love to hear your opinion of the Qanik, and even more so of the Sea Pearl should you manage to get your mitts on one.
cheers, Dave.
by spiderman
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which spray deck
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: Which spray deck

Personally i rate Reed Chillcheater above all others i have tried, Lightweight, Made to measure, durable, reasonably priced, and no "corset effect" on your ribcage.
by spiderman
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Latex V. Neoprene
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: Latex V. Neoprene

Sound, Glideskin sounds like an improvement. Guess we will see how it stands up to frequent use, ta fellas.
by spiderman
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Latex V. Neoprene
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Re: Latex V. Neoprene

Thank you gents for your info and experience, but do any of you have a suit/cag with 'Glideskin" neck/cuff seals, is it a new and improved type of neoprene? or more of the same. Better for comfort than watertightness.
by spiderman
Sat Oct 30, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Latex V. Neoprene
Replies: 14
Views: 5023

Latex V. Neoprene

As in Drysuit neck and wrist seals, i need to do a lot of rescue and rolling practice,and would like to avoid that session shortening icy trickle. Some of the claims ive read for 'Glideskin' neoprene seals seem too good to be true. I know the neoprene neck on my old semi-drysuit hardly keeps out the...
by spiderman
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Valley HV Sea Kayak Sea Bird Designs Norway
Replies: 7
Views: 772

Re: Valley HV Sea Kayak Sea Bird Designs Norway

Check out Poole bay canoes, Bournemouth, he is the U.K. dealer for Seabird Designs, good prices on EBAY at present for the victory H.V.
by spiderman
Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Roughstuff Nordkapp
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Roughstuff Nordkapp

Roughstuff Nordkapp, (valley HM copy) Ocean cockpit, Two screw type hatch covers, Yellow+white, Good condition, V.light hull scratching, no gouges, scrapes or repairs. Comes with- Knee tube, (removed) and a pair of Roughstuff splits. Pics on Apollo Duck or ISKA websites. Boat in N.E.Mayo, Ireland. 7...
by spiderman
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

WILLY NEUMANN SEA KAYAKS.

Gday,
Considering buying a kevlar Robbe and would appreciate any feedback on them, or similar boats.
Cheers.
by spiderman
Thu May 27, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: janautica anadyr.
Replies: 0
Views: 237

janautica anadyr.

gday, looking for a good condition janautica anadyr sea kayak, if you have one or know someone who does, please gis a shout, cheers.